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nahtanbob

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A lot of European countries don't want to go along with the US dictum of hating Russia. They see massive business oppertunities, and do not believe the US story of the great Russian threat. There is a fault line in the Western alliance between the US (and poodle UK) and the Europeans.
Europeans have no illusions about Russia. they can look at Ukraine for themselves. China is a different story
 

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French should have saw it coming. If you go against the US UK bloc, you are getting the worst in return. Moreover, when it is about domination in the region or to have influence over an ally to through 7nder the bus, like France shouldn't have crossed US in Indian defence market. French will have to work more and more now. Shots are fired.


Ehenj hay tay fer ehenj ee sahi. Karma


There is a different phrase fitting well with situation and parties.......but some other time.
France should retaliate by becoming the first country to recognize the Taliban govt and donate them some Leclercs and Mistral SHORADS :lol:
French are opportunists they have always sold weapons to both sides on high price. Unfortunately they have elected a President this time who does not know how politics works.

If these three things are done today then France would be selling every damn weapon and technology they can to become the leader.
1) Apologize to Muslims and Russia on all the mistakes France made.
2) Offer Argentina Rafales and French upgrades for JF-17, Offer the Gowind Class Ships along with Submarines and Helicopters.
3) Join TFX program and offer Turkey joint development of the French and German 6th Generation program.

These would end NATO, US and UK dominance for ever.
 

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Yes but like a Greek military site and magazine pointed out,the Russians "forgot" why their deal was cancelled. It was because that year they took Crimea.

For me Crimea is Russian and they did nothing wrong,but for the Western world and most of Europe and the Americans,that was an "invasion".


It is a tweet and there is a character limit but none of us forgot Crimea. We remember.

It doesn't take away that this trend of cancelling deals years later is a self-inflicted wound France enabled and now French are on the receiving end.

All these deal cancellations, whether Australian or Russian, are a net loss for Europe. This is the point to ponder.
 
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That will mean trouble for France in Africa. The French don't have the 🥎⚾ to do something like that.
Very soon Macron will be kissing Biden's feet.
Well their trying to stop the Russian Wagner Group from coming to Mali and the Mali President just gave the French the finger. Lol
 
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France is the worst European country with bloody past in African countries. What ever is happening to them should be multiplied by 10 and then some more.
 

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It's a big possibility because on one hand the Americans have been pressing the government for the MMSC and on the other hand,the Dutch have a very good deal for us.It's not a lot of money compared to the Australian submarines deal,but even 4-5 billion euros is something...
If you look closely at the Australian sub deal and naval group's shenanigans you'll understand why people are backing away.
 

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